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ARC Indoors and Outdoors

Facial coverings are required indoors in Aztec Recreation facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Reservations are no longer required for ARC, ARC Express, Aquaplex, climbing and tennis. Touchless entry with the Aztec Rec app barcode enables facility access for drop-in activities and reservations are required for Group Fitness in-person classes and climbing orientations.

We appreciate your partnership in following our protocols detailed on this page. Let's work together to keep Aztec Recreation safe.

WHAT TO EXPECT

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Touchless access with the Aztec Rec app.

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Facial coverings are required indoors in Aztec Recreation facilities, regardless of vaccination status.

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For unvaccinated individuals, facial coverings must be worn indoors and when outdoors if unable to maintain 6 feet of distance.

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Updated hours of operation.

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Enhanced cleaning & sanitation protocols.

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Wipe down equipment before and after use.

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Bring a water bottle.

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Please bring a workout towel.

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Please limit your personal belongings.

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Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.

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Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

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Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

 

WHAT WE ARE DOING

Cleaning Protocols

We continue to follow stringent sanitation and disinfecting protocols and have additional procedures in place to achieve a new level of cleanliness.

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Deep Cleans

  • Continuous scheduled disinfection of high-touch surfaces throughout our facilities.
  • Hours are adjusted to allow for overnight deep cleaning.
  • Reservations allow for consistent and frequent daily deep cleaning.

Enhanced Disinfecting

  • Electrostatic spray disinfecting equipment has been added to the tools used by our trained team of professional custodial service providers.

Self-Cleaning Stations

  • Easy to use and conveniently located, we have added numerous new self-cleaning stations.
  • Equipment cleaning tags are readily available to indicate cleaning is required.
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Aztec Rec App

Touchless entry with the Aztec Rec app barcode enables facility access for drop-in activities. Reservations are required to participate in Group Fitness in-person classes and climbing orientations. Reservations may be booked 48 hours to 1 hour in advance.

 

Q: How do I make a reservation?

A: Please visit our reservation webpage and follow the instructions. Note that reservations are only for individual members and may be booked 48 hours to one hour in advance. You may have one booking per day and up to three bookings at any given time.


Q: What if I cannot attend during my reservation time?

A: We ask that you cancel your climbing wall orientation reservation at least one hour in advance and Group Fitness class reservation two hours in advance. To cancel a reservation, follow the instructions on our reservation webpage.


Q: Why can’t I book a reservation?

A: The most common reasons include: expired or inactive membership account, you may already have a reservation for that day, or you are attempting to make a reservation beyond 48 hours in advance.


Q: Do I have to wear a mask while I’m working out?

A: Facial coverings are required in all Aztec Recreation indoor facilities regardless of vaccination status. For vaccinated individuals, facial coverings are recommended in Aztec Recreation outdoor facilities.
Unvaccinated individuals must wear facial coverings outdoors when unable to maintain six feet of distance from others.


 

 

SAFETY BY AREA

Aztec Recreation Center Entrance

The Aztec Recreation Center welcomes members to workout with free weights, weight training machines and cardio machines, as well as indoor climbing in large well-ventilated spaces. Much of the strength training equipment has been relocated to the courts and we have also created new fitness spaces in the courts including selectorized machines, cardio machines and open floor spaces.

  1. Use your Aztec Rec mobile app barcode to access the ARC.
  2. Facial coverings are required indoors in Aztec Recreation facilities, regardless of vaccination status. For unvaccinated individuals, facial coverings must be worn indoors and when outdoors if unable to maintain 6 feet of distance.
  3. All climbers must watch the ARC Wall Safety and Information Video and successfully complete the ARC Wall Safety Quiz prior to attending a climbing orientation reservation. Upon successful completion of the climbing orientation, no reservations are required.
  4. We accept Visa and Mastercard only.
  5. We have altered our drinking fountains and only touchless bottle fillers are active, so please bring a water bottle to refill.
  6. We’ve added numerous cleaning stations so that members can disinfect equipment before and after each use. We have created “Ready to Clean” tags for the rare instance that a member is unable to clean a piece of equipment after use. Please bring a workout towel to create a barrier between yourself and the equipment.
  7. Participants are encouraged to wash hands frequently, use hand sanitizer and are expected to maintain a safe physical distance of 6’ feet or more from staff and other participants at all times.
  8. To keep your personal property secure, please limit the personal belongings you bring with you and arrive ready to work out.
  9. Basketball and volleyball are currently unavailable.
  10. At this time, guest pass visits are unavailable. Day passes may be purchased for those with an SDSU Red ID.
  11. Operating hours are reduced to enable deep cleaning and thorough disinfecting throughout the day and overnight.
Aquaplex Pool

The Aquaplex welcomes members for lap swim and fitness training on the deck. Scan in with your Aztec Rec app barcode. No reservation is required for fitness or lap swim. 

  1. Facial coverings are required indoors in Aztec Recreation facilities, regardless of vaccination status. For unvaccinated individuals, facial coverings must be worn indoors and when outdoors if unable to maintain 6 feet of distance.
  2. Participants are encouraged to use hand sanitizer and are expected to wipe down equipment before and after each use.
  3. The spa, water basketball and diving boards are unavailable.
  4. Please bring your own water. At this time drinking fountains are unavailable.
  5. Birthday parties, group events and the inflatable obstacle course are not offered at this time.
  6. Please limit your personal belongings and arrive ready for your workout.
  7. Air hand dryers and hair dryers are unavailable.
  8. At this time, guest pass visits are unavailable.
  9. Operating hours have been modified to allow for cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day and overnight.
ARC Express Rowing machine workout

Visit ARC Express on the third floor of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union for indoor cardio and strength training.

  1. Use your Aztec Rec mobile app barcode to access the ARC Express.
  2. Facial coverings are required indoors in Aztec Recreation facilities, regardless of vaccination status. For unvaccinated individuals, facial coverings must be worn indoors and when outdoors if unable to maintain 6 feet of distance.
  3. Participants are encouraged to use hand sanitizer and are expected to wipe down equipment before and after each use.
  4. We’ve added numerous cleaning stations so that members can disinfect equipment before and after each use. We have created “Ready to Clean” tags for the rare instance that a member is unable to clean a piece of equipment after use. Please bring a workout towel to create a barrier between yourself and the equipment
  5. At this time, guest pass visits are unavailable. Day passes may be purchased for those with an SDSU Red ID.
  6. Operating hours are limited to enable deep cleaning and thorough disinfecting throughout the day and overnight.
Group Fitness Plank workout on the field

Group Fitness classes take place in indoor and outdoor locations on campus and virtual classes continue to be offered.

  1. Members are required to register in advance for all in-person classes. Class registration will enable facility access, when applicable, for the class. Members may enter the facility up to 10 minutes before class start time for check in and must enter class no later than 10 minutes after class start time.
  2. Facial coverings are required indoors in Aztec Recreation facilities, regardless of vaccination status .For unvaccinated individuals, facial coverings must be worn indoors and when outdoors if unable to maintain 6 feet of distance.
  3. We are making an effort to reduce touch points for our members and no shared equipment is available. We encourage participants to bring their own yoga mats to yoga classes.
  4. Participants are encouraged to wash hands frequently and use hand sanitizer prior to entering classes.
Tennis Courts

The tennis center welcomes members for singles and doubles tennis play.

  1. Use your Aztec Rec mobile app barcode to access the tennis courts. Enter through the Aquaplex.
  2. Facial coverings are required indoors in Aztec Recreation facilities, regardless of vaccination status. For unvaccinated individuals, facial coverings must be worn indoors and when outdoors if unable to maintain 6 feet of distance.
  3. We conduct  deep cleaning and thorough disinfecting overnight.
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